Expert Support for Your Charging Platform Selection

We offer our support in selecting the most suitable EV Charging Platform. With our deep market knowledge, we prioritize alignment in functionality, strategy, and commercial aspects to ensure the chosen platform perfectly fits your unique needs. Whether you already have existing documentation or need guidance from scratch, our team is equipped to provide valuable insights and recommendations. In a platform selection project, our support extends to the following five aspects to ensure you make the best choice for your business.

Architectural Framework for Platform Selection 

We initiate platform selection projects by defining the high-level target IT architecture to encompass current and future capabilities. This architecture serves as the foundation for structuring customer-specific requirements, integral to the subsequent RFP process.

Strategic Consulting for Charging Platform Requirements 

We assist you by challenging, advising, and documenting the requirements for your charging platform. Depending on the maturity of existing documentation, we organize workshops to work together on identifying and solving specific needs for the charging platform. The outcome is a confirmed and ranked list of requirements.

Your Tailored Vendor Shortlist

We provide expert guidance in curating a shortlist of charging platform vendors tailored to your precise needs for the upcoming RFI/RFP process. Our recommendations are informed from our regularly updated and comprehensive EV Charging Platform Benchmark. We consider how well each option fits your company’s needs in terms of functionality, technology, and strategy.

Expert RFP support

We’re here to help you during the request for proposal (RFP) process, adapting to your needs. We can either provide subject matter expertise (SME) support or take charge of the entire process. Our assistance involves tasks like drafting the RFP document, actively participating in discussions, and questioning vendors during presentations. Our goal is to deliver a thorough comparison and recommendation at the end of the RFP process, considering the functional, strategic and commercial fit and including total cost of ownership (TCO).

Seasoned advice for contract negotiations

During contract negotiations with the platform vendor, we assist by leading commercial discussions, questioning the overall cost of ownership, and reviewing SLA documents and other contract papers. Typically, we also provide a statement of work to be included with the contract. This statement outlines details such as customization requirements, delivery timelines, responsibilities (RACI matrix), and other relevant information.

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Architectural Framework for Platform Selection 

We initiate platform selection projects by defining the high-level target IT architecture to encompass current and future capabilities. This architecture serves as the foundation for structuring customer-specific requirements, integral to the subsequent RFP process.

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Strategic Consulting for Charging Platform Requirements 

We assist you by challenging, advising, and documenting the requirements for your charging platform. Depending on the maturity of existing documentation, we organize workshops to work together on identifying and solving specific needs for the charging platform. The outcome is a confirmed and ranked list of requirements.

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Your Tailored Vendor Shortlist

We provide expert guidance in curating a shortlist of charging platform vendors tailored to your precise needs for the upcoming RFI/RFP process. Our recommendations are informed from our regularly updated and comprehensive EV Charging Platform Benchmark. We consider how well each option fits your company’s needs in terms of functionality, technology, and strategy.

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Expert RFP support

We’re here to help you during the request for proposal (RFP) process, adapting to your needs. We can either provide subject matter expertise (SME) support or take charge of the entire process. Our assistance involves tasks like drafting the RFP document, actively participating in discussions, and questioning vendors during presentations. Our goal is to deliver a thorough comparison and recommendation at the end of the RFP process, considering the functional, strategic and commercial fit and including total cost of ownership (TCO).

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Seasoned advice for contract negotiations

During contract negotiations with the platform vendor, we assist by leading commercial discussions, questioning the overall cost of ownership, and reviewing SLA documents and other contract papers. Typically, we also provide a statement of work to be included with the contract. This statement outlines details such as customization requirements, delivery timelines, responsibilities (RACI matrix), and other relevant information.

Quality delivered fast – Charged by our Accelerators

At The Rechargers, we’ve combined our expertise in IT strategy projects and in-depth knowledge of the EV charging market to create a tool set that helps our clients kickstart their projects. These tools are designed to ensure high-quality results within a tight timeline, providing an efficient and effective launchpad for success. 

EV Charging Platform Benchmark

Our benchmark covers a wide range of CPMS vendors and provides insight into each vendor’s capabilities, a key summary and their position in the market against other competitors. To put this together, we’ve conducted a detailed assessment of 50+ capabilities for relevant EV charging platform vendors.

Reference architecture

We’ve developed a comprehensive end-to-end reference IT architecture specifically tailored for EV charging. Throughout your project, we leverage this reference architecture as the foundation for systems and integrations design, ensuring a holistic approach that expedites the definition of your North Star IT architecture and gap analysis.

EV charging process maps

We’ve developed detailed process maps that cover all aspects of EV charging, including domain-specific processes for various offerings. These maps will be instrumental in discussions around the target architecture, clarifying how specific systems and teams address different areas.